Accelerating conservation impact
CBI's Phoebe Barnard, Tim Sheehan, and John Gallo recently gave an introductory webinar on biodiversity early warning systems, which are coalition-led, user-driven systems for rapid and robust evidence-based decision-making about species and ecosystems. We explore using early warning systems in order to collaborate better, and to use more integrated and more accurate, timely evidence to change the game for biodiversity conservation. The next decade ahead to 2030 will be pivotal for adapting to (and mitigating) climate change. We are researchers, strategists, modelers, ecological scientists, decisionmakers, science/policy practitioners, citizen scientists, filmmakers and communications people, among others. We feel strongly that the world doesn't have to be this way - we can change it. Help us use evidence, collaboration, and the power of citizen science to adapt this early-warning approach to helping guide conservation action in other parts of the world!
We are currently in the fundraising phase. So, while we have seed money, we will need further funding to expand beyond this initial pilot project.